Saturday, August 17, 2013

Review: **** $ Signargues Granacha (Grenache) Vielles Vignes Vin Non Filtre, Cotes du Rhone Villages, France, 2007 - BEST VALUE

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By way of background, opening thoughts:    This is a granacha (grenache) from the Cotes du Rhone Villages area of France, made in a non-filtered style from old vines.   


Original tasting and review , February, 2012: This is Signargues Granacha Vielles Vignes Vin Non Filtre, Cotes du Rhone Villages, France, 2007, finished at 14.5% alcohol.

In the glass: Deep magenta, turning opaque in the center.

On the nose: Poured cool with a brief decant and swirled vigorously, shows bright and slightly oily purple plums.  From the aroma, seems like this will be bright and even.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact sleek and quite full on the palate, bringing rich ripe fruit forward along with perky aromatics and a mineral backbone.  Pleasure and power.

In summary: Overall, rates four stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, making this a best value.

Following long decant, full day kept cool in partially filled bottle: Layered, muddled red and black berries on the nose.  Sweet and dusty red currants on the palate.  Clean, lingering finish.  A different experience from yesterday, but equally compelling.  
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Updated tasting and review, a year and a half later , August, 2013:  Soft, even, deep and sleek fruit in the nose.  Solid.  Holding nice on the palate with brightness, power, depth and fruity passion.  Still a full four stars and showing no tiredness.   

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